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eyes another monster storm in the atlantic. complete stormwatch coverage, as hurricane season intensifies. good morning washington. toss to eileen - sunny & warm labor day - hot & humid for back to school tomorrow; pm storms - rainy midweek - tracking hurricane irma - impacts to u.s. possible by early next week today: mostly sunny. seasonably warm and breezy. highs: 83-86 winds: sw 5-15 mph tonight: mainly clear. milder. lows: 64-70 winds: sw 5 mph tuesday: mostly
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breezy. pm thunderstorms. highs: 86-89 winds: sw 10-15 g 20 mph developing now--
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action from north korea. less than 48 hours after testing a nuclear weapon-- the nation appears to be ready for another test. sam sweeney is at the live desk with more about what is going on this morning. overnight-- south korea military officials announced that pyongyang appears to be readying launch of a ballistic missile, possibly an icbm. this-- all following north korea's latest nuclear test. the rouge regime - claiming it has a hydrogen bomb. it was so powerful - it registered 5.1 on the richter scale ... tremors from the blast- felt from russia to china. china - warning leader kim jong-un to stop. russia - also condemning the tests. the trump administration warning north korea to stop, or face a strong response. in a series of tweets, president donald trump
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threatened to halt all trade with countries doing business with the north. experts called that a veiled warning to china. but many see this as an empty threat... china is our largest trading partner. a trade war with them would have devistating affects. the u-n is holding an emergency security council meeting at 10 o clock. the world will be watching. developing now-- a busy holiday weekend for emergency workers assisting flood victims in texas. in beaumont-- the entire city still without drinking water. nearly 120- thousand people are all surviving right now on bottled water. new supplies are arriving in waves, but the city says the flood waters must recede before crews can repair the city's water pumps. in houston-- new evacuations are in effect. crews now cutting power to entire neighborhoods to prevent electrocution. residents say they don't know when the flood waters will recede.
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may not happen for days-- or weeks. meanwhile-- firefighters carried out a controlled burn at a damaged chemical plant outside of houston on sunday. although the fire means there is less of a chance of further explosions at the plant-- thousands of residents living near by must remain evacuated until further notice. back here-- a driver is in custody this morning following a crash that injured several people in northwest. it all unfolded right outside the trump international hotel. police tell abc-7 that a suspect hit several cars before crashing into another vehicle. witnesses recorded it all as the scene played out. one man told our report-- it looked like the end of a police chase. d-c police say five people, including the suspect, were
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people, including the suspect, were taken to taken to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. two children were in the car that the suspect hit. they were shaken, but apparently uninjured. developing now-- bitter news this holiday weekend for thousands families across the country. president trump is expected to end the deferred action for childhood arrivals' program, better known as daca. john gonzalez is live with more on the report-- and what this means for thousands of dreamers going forward. seven on your side, with a consumer
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gas prices continue to rise more than a week after harvey knocked the gulf coast oil industry
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increase has started to slow. the national average for a gallon of regular jumped three cents- to two-61. that's up a total of 26 cents in the last week - according to triple-a. in texas - the average price went up 4 cents in one night - and are 30 cents higher since last week. the hike appears to be slowing - as some refineries are starting to come back online. on the bright side-- experts don't expect the spike to last. breaking news ahead on good morning washington. an upcoming performance-- cancelled as rap star lil wayne is rushed to the hospital. coming up-- the latest on his condition. plus, hurricane irma gaining stregnth in the atlantic-- and headed for the east coast. our stormwatch weather team is tracking it's path. your updated forecast, minutes away.
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toss to eileen - sunny & warm labor day - hot & humid for back to school tomorrow; pm storms - rainy midweek - tracking hurricane irma - impacts to u.s. possible by early next week today: mostly sunny. seasonably warm and breezy. highs: 83-86 winds: sw 5-15 mph tonight: mainly clear. milder. lows: 64-70 winds: sw 5 mph tuesday: mostly sunny. hot, humid, and breezy. pm thunderstorms. highs: 86-89 winds: sw 10-15 g 20 mph
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a heart stopping crash-- caught on camera. a heart stopping crash-- caught on camera.
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saying about the driver of a car, that sent pedestrians flying.
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a vegas show after being found unconscious in his chicago hotel room. a rep for the rapper says wayne was hospitalized in chicago on sunday before he was scheduled to fly to vegas. lil wayne
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to fly to vegas sunday night, but doctors advised against it. the rep tells tmz lil wayne continues to struggle with his epilepsy, but is resting this morning. before we show you this next story-- we want to say that everyone involved is ok. and that is pretty remarkable when you see this video. police say three people are lucky to be alive after a car plowed into them on the street in waltham, massacusetts. the incident was captured by a security camera. police say the car actually penned a man and a woman underneath it, and struck a third person before finally stopping. witnesses say the driver had just left a nearby store. the three pedestrians all suffered non-lifethreatenin g injuries. th
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s-u-v, a 60 year old woman, was not injured. no word if she will face criminal charges. the president has nominated the former head of a coal company to lead the agency that oversees mining safety. david zatezalo is the president's choice to run the mine safety and health administration. the former rhino resources executive clashed with federal regulators when the obama administration tried to boost industry enforcement after a deadly mine disaster. right now-- thousands of people have returned home after the discovery of a giant world war 2 era bomb-- forced them to evacuate. demolition experts in germany successfully defused the four-thousand pound bomb. more than 60-thousand people in frankfurt had to be evacuated in case it exploded. while such precautions are common when unexploded bombs are found... this was germany's largest single evacuation since the war ended. this is one harvey story with a happy ending. a texas firefighter saw his wedding plans go underwater, thanks to the storm. but his
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still have a dress to wear to say i do.' thats becuase her wedding dress is the only thing that didn't get soaked. he found it last week - hanging inches from the water - without a single stain on it! the couple was set to tie the knot next week but they have postponed the wedding. time now for weather - sunny & warm labor day - hot & humid for back to school tomorrow; pm
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- rainy midweek - tracking hurricane irma - impacts to u.s. possible by early next week today: mostly sunny. seasonably warm and breezy. highs: 83-86 winds: sw 5-15 mph tonight: mainly clear. milder. lows: 64-70 winds: sw 5 mph tuesday: mostly sunny. hot, humid, and breezy. pm thunderstorms. highs: 86-89 winds: sw 10-15 g 20 mph
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coming up--
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instagram users. hackers target the site-- and the attack was worse than we thought. how many people were impacted? we'll tell you, coming up.
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contact information affected more accounts than originally believed. abc's diane macedo and nick watt have that and more in today's tech bytes.
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right now on good morning washington!
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throughout history, the one meal when we come together, break bread, share our day and connect as a family. [ bloop, clicking ]
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ly. just, uh one second voice guy. [ bloop ] huh? hey? i paused it. bam, family time. so how is everyone? find your awesome with xfinity xfi and change the way you wifi. the powerful hurricane eyeing the united states. the latest on its path. plus.... the u-n calls an emergency meeting-- as the world reacts to a powerful nuclear test in north korea. good mornign washington i'm larry smith. and i'm autria godfrey. good morning washington. toss to eileen - sunny & warm labor day -
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school tomorrow; pm storms - rainy midweek - tracking hurricane irma - impacts to u.s. possible by early next week today: mostly sunny. seasonably warm and breezy. highs: 83-86 winds: sw 5-15 mph tonight: mainly clear. milder. lows: 64-70 winds: sw 5 mph tuesday: mostly sunny. hot, humid, and breezy. pm thunderstorms. highs: 86-89 winds: sw 10-15 g 20 mph breaking
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korea military officials announced
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to be readying launch of a ballistic missile, possibly an icbm. this comes as the u-n security council is set to hold an emergency meeting to discuss international response to north korea's latest nuclear test. abc's janai norman has more. breaking this morning. troubling news in
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harvey floodwaters continue to cripple entire communities. this morning-- there is more troubling news about a badly damaged chemical plant, just outside of houston. sam sweeney is at the live desk with more. autria, we've watched these chemical plants burn for days now. now, we are waiting on more explosions. arkema says it could happen at anytime. the company is facing blacklash from the public for not telling exaclty where the
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located on the plant grounds. arkema, the company in charge cites terrorism fears. the company says they expect the stock piles to burn themselves out. neighbors in the area continue to voice their concerns about air quality and what dangers they may face. now its just a waiting game to see when they will blow. breaking news from howard county -- police are looking for whoever shot a man in columbia. it happened in the 55-hundred block of harpers farm road late last night. the victim was taken to the university of maryland shock trauma center. officials have not released his condition or identity. no word on a suspect or motive. right now.. the search is intensifying for the killer of a 19-year-old girl in southeast d.c. a vigil was held last night for the victim, unique davis. she was with her sister and a friend on her front porch saturday night.. when all three were shot. unique was the only one to die. unique was a recent graduate of anacostia high
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unique was a recent graduate of anacostia high school. she turned 19 the day before she was killed. last night, the mourners left loving messages and sang songs. they then released dozens of balloons into the sky. not even a mile away -- police tell us a boy was shot in the chest. authorities are still trying to track down whoever pulled the trigger. it happened on pomeroy road in southeast yesterday afternoon. the victim was conscious and breathing when he was taken to the hospital. at this time - there's no word on a suspect. today, some opponents of the purple line are planning a news conference at noon. construction on the m-t-a light rail project began last monday. but "friends of the capital crescent trail" is still trying to stop it. group members are upset about plans to close the trail, beginning tomorrow. they're urging governor hogan to stop the cutting of trees until the courts complete their ruling on the purple line. they call the project exhorbitant, especially when metro's 16-billion dollar need remains unfunded.
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a man calls 9-1-1 and admits to stabbing his wife. a man calls 9-1-1 and admits to stabbing his wife. but he says he never meant to attack her. we will tell you what he is blaming.. coming up.
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of camrbrgide are expecting thier third child!! kensington palace just releaed this statement... in it they say kate is suffering from morning sickness and will cancel her plans for the day... congratulations to both of them. - sunny & warm labor day - hot & humid for back to school tomorrow; pm storms - sunny & warm labor day - hot & humid for back to school tomorrow; pm storms - rainy midweek - tracking hurricane irma - impacts to u.s. possible by early next week today: mostly sunny. seasonably warm and breezy. highs: 83-86 winds: sw 5-15 mph tonight: mainly clear. milder. lows: 64-70 winds: sw 5 mph tuesday: mostly sunny. hot, humid, and breezy. pm thunderstorms.
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the largest wildfire in los angeles history-- forcing thousands to flee. and firefighters are not confident that all of them will have homes to come back to. developing now-- bitter news this
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but the living room's pretty blank. we did a lot of research online. we just need to have a designer put it all together. mmm hmm. so, it's really nice when clients come in and have... done some of their own research. what do you think about these chairs and that table? working with a bassett designer was really easy. us being young professionals, we're so busy...
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it ourselves. no. we love it!
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for thousands families across the country. president trump is expected to end the deferred action for childhood arrivals' program, better known as daca. john gonzalez is live with more on the report-- and what this means for thousands of dreamers going forward. right now..
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emergency remains in efect in los angeles county.. as firefighters battle the largest wildfire in the county's history. this is one of several wildfires burning throughout the west. firefighters are dealing with tinderbox conditions.. and sweltering temperatures. jim avila has more. developing now..
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man who studied to be a pastor says cold medicine may have turned him into a killer. 28-year-old matthew phelps is charged with murdering his wife, lauren. phelps called 9-1-1 early friday morning.. from his home in raleigh. phelps told the dispatcher.. he took cold medication the night before. he says he was stunned when he woke up and found his wife stabbed to death. lauren phelps was a sunday school teacher. the two were married for less
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scheduled to make his first court appearance tomorrow. in the day ahead, the u.s. coast guard "cutter eagle" is scheduled to arrive in old town alexandria at 8:30 a.m. this is the only active tall ship in the u.s. military services. the ship is used to train students at the coast guard academy in connecticut. free tours are being offered to the public today.. from one until seven p.m., and wednesday, from 10 a.m. until seven p.m. the ship will leave old town on friday. labor day is one of the busiest travel days of the year. and if you need to fly-- airlines are adding more tickets for deeply discounted seats. but will paying less, cost you more? consumer reporter john matarese looks takes a look, so you don't waste your money. it's 5: and time for a check on
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- sunny & warm labor day - hot & humid for back to school tomorrow; pm storms - rainy midweek - tracking hurricane irma - impacts to u.s. possible by early next week today: mostly sunny. seasonably warm and breezy. highs: 83-86 winds: sw 5-15 mph
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milder. lows: 64-70 winds: sw 5 mph tuesday: mostly sunny. hot, humid, and breezy. pm thunderstorms. highs: 86-89 winds: sw 10-15 g 20 mph
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talking about it for months-- and now the day is finally here. if you think you are the next american idol-- it's almost time to prove it. auditions are taking place at the westfield annapolis mall beginning at 9 a-m tomorrow morning! if you want to try-out - you'll find everything you need to know at "wjla-dot-com slash sing." and we'll be bringing you live coverage
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stick with "good morning washington" as we speak with hopefuls, play some idol trivia, and give you an inside look at auditions. of course-- we have met some of the hopefuls already! they entered out good morning washington singing contest-- so they could skip to the line. kidd oshea personally congratulated all the winners. speaking of kidd-- he's not hear today to break down the latest news on the judges for this season of american idol. according to tmz-- luke bryan could be sitting next to katy perry very soon ... as the second judge on the panel. the hangup appears to be his paycheck. according to tmz-- "idol" is paying perry 25 million and ryan seacrest somewhere close to 15 million. according to reports-- they show does not want to pay the other judges anywhere close to that. again-- stick with "good morning washington" as we again-- stick with "good morning washington" as we speak with hopefuls, play some idol trivia, and give you an inside look at this morning's auditions. we can't wait!
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and if you're not preparing for the idol tryouts... you may want to check out some labor day events taking place throughout our region. in kensington, maryland.. a labor day parade kicks off at 10 a.m. the olde towne gaithersburg labor day parade begins at one p.m. in herndon, virginia.. a labor day festival will run from 11 a.m. until five p.m. at the herndon town green. the event will feature virginia wine and craft beer tastings, live music, and a craft show. and there is much more ahead on good morning washington tease irma
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>> now, "good morning washington," on your side. we begin with a breaking news alert. breaking overnight, live fire on the korean peninsula. what the south korean military did what you were asleep that signals tensions could be reaching critical mass. >> we love the dreamers. we love everybody. larry: an imminent decision, the new word about president trump's contingency for talk a -- daca . stormwatch 7 is tracking trouble brewing in the tropics. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] autria: good money morning to you.

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